I made it my own with Annie Sloan... August 14 2015

Hey lovelies, SO good to see you!

It's been a while since I found a bit of time to post anything on my blog... so it feels lovely to be back again after a long break, I've got so much to share with you! 

If you follow me over on Instagram, you will know that the last couple of months have been crazy busy for me, it's been a whirlwind of exciting projects, speaker events, magazine features, trips to London, awards and a two week holiday to Cornwall! but more on all of that loveliness later, for now, here's one of my favourite projects of the Summer... 



I was so excited when I got the call and found out that team Annie Sloan wanted to work with me, you all know how much I love painting up old furniture and I'd never used the chalk paints before or featured in a video, so I was thrilled to bits for this amazing opportunity ... and boy did we have lots of fun!

Press the play button sweet lovelies to check out my luuuurvely Brummie accent and see what we got up to... tee hee, we really did have the happiest day, all served up with lots of tea and homemade cake! 




What did you think?... I hope you liked it my friends and are feeling inspired to have a go too? I would love to see your wonderful creations, you can join in by using the #madeitmyown hashtag. 

I must confess, It's a little bit funny seeing yourself in video for the first time and I was a teeny weeny bit nervous before the cameras arrived, but team Annie Sloan were just so gorgeous and friendly, they made me feel super relaxed in no time and I think we made a super team, don't you?

In fact, now I've done it once (and conquered my filming fears) I can't wait to do it all over again, so keep an eye on my blog for some more crafty video action coming soon... 



This is me and my finished chair, in delicious shades of pink and grey... I really couldn't love it more and it fits in perfectly with the pretty pastel colours in my home, shall I let you into a little secret?... this delightful shade of pink is called Antoinette, which just so happens to be my middle name, I know ... how sweet is that! some things are just meant to be! 

The lovely Annie Sloan also spoilt me with some other paint colours, so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into those over the next few weeks, you can look forward to seeing what I get up to with a tin of English Yellow, I just need to hit the second hand stores to find me the right piece of furniture... 

until then, happy painting everyone! 

Allison x x x